October 5, 2011

Tosten Burks also occasionally appears in 140 characters.

And just like that, Dallas’s best young rappers take another step towards making people care again about Dallas rap. Snagging Black Milk for the beat is a statement of legitimacy, a claim that even though ADd+ have less than 2,000 followers on Twitter, you still better be following their every move.

“Insomniac Dreaming” shows versatility and maturity. “When Pigs Fly” showed that Paris P and Slim Gravy are undeniably children to Outkast, if not heirs, but “Dreaming” proves that they can be even more.

It’s a transition in sound that captures their geography. They operate in the middle of Andre’s ethereal ATLien Georgia planet and the sunny, self-serious thugdom of Dr. Dre. Black Milk, himself coming from the gray hues of Detroit, positions the song in that exact center, giving the group the most crisp landscape they’ve yet had the opportunity to spit on. And it succeeds, which the group is humbly but quite fully aware of. “Is, the lime of light, gon shine tonight?” Paris asks, already knowing the answer.

Now is the time to trampoline on the bandwagon. After all, everything is bigger in Texas, which is just one of the signs that ADd+ is going to be huge.

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